Tom is an organisational consultant and group facilitator. He has extensive experience in change management gained primarily in the financial, pharma/life-sciences and management consulting sectors. He has comprehensive experience of enabling change and transformation with individuals and groups in organisations. His core skills are in the area of group facilitation, coaching, change management, organisational consultancy, organisational development and psychometric assessment.
Tom also works as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist. His therapeutic work, based in Cork and Dublin, is conducted within the code of ethics of the Association of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy in Ireland (A.P.P.I.), as well as relevant statutory requirements e.g. the Children First Act 2015. He has completed placements in a range of mental health and forensic settings including addiction, adolescents, and prison environments.
Tom holds a First Class Honours MSc Degree in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy from University College Dublin. He is continuing his formation as a psychoanalyst within the Specific Modality Training (SMT) programme at The School of Psychotherapy (TSOP) at Saint Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin. His ongoing clinical practice, psychoanalysis, and clinical supervision of clinical work is being monitored and verified by the TSOP. He has been awarded the Diploma in Group Work Practice by the Irish Institute of Group Analysis. Tom is preparing an application to the PhD Programme in Psychology at Maynooth University to research the link between societal discourse and obesity.
Tom holds an Intermediate Coaching Certificate with the Coaches Training Institute and is a registered user of psychometric tools with the British Psychological Society. He is a member of the International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations and is an active ‘cartel’ member of the Irish Society for Lacanian Psychoanalysis.
Tom was awarded the Diploma in Group Work Practice by the Irish Institute of Group Analysis (in association with the School of Psychotherapy at University College Dublin). He is a student member of the Association of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy in Ireland (A.P.P.I.) and an associate member of the Irish Group Analytic Society. He received a BA in Economics and Politics from Trinity College Dublin in 1984 and an MBA from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago in 1991. He also holds Prince 2 Project Management Practitioner Certification status.
He has achieved the EFPA (European Federation of Psychological Associations) Level 2 certificate (Ability and Personality Testing) and has been placed on the British Psychological Society’s Register of Qualifications in Test Use. This certification is recognised by the major psychometric test publishers who produce personality, ability, aptitude and interest tests for occupational selection and development purposes. He is the only Irish-based professional certified to administer and interpret the best-in class WorkPlace Big Five Profile™ and SchoolPlace Big Five Profile™.
Tom plays golf and chess in his spare time, and is also a keen club runner. He is a member of the Saint Vincent de Paul Society and The Men’s Shed.